The remember the cake contained cinnamon. You cannot go wrong with apples and cinnamon. I asked my friend for Anne's contact details and wrote to her requesting the recipe. Anne was more than happy to share the recipe, so here it is:)
Anne's apple cake
Recipe by Anne
I used a 20cm diameter springform cake tin
I have halved the streussel topping measurements as I had far too much using the original measurements
What you need
For the cake
- 100g butter, softened
- 100g sugar
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar (I used 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- 2 eggs
- 1 pinch salt
- 200g plain flour, sifted (I like to sift, so I did)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 500g apples, peeled and sliced (Elstar and Boskoop are preferred if you can find them..do we have these in Australia? I used Fuji)
For the streussel topping
- Good sprinkle of cinnamon
- 35g butter
- 35g sugar
- 75g plain flour
What you need to do
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Grease and line a 20cm diemeter springform cake tin.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add vanilla extract and mix.
- Add eggs one at a time and mix.
- Add salt.
- Add half the flour, baking powder and milk and combine. Then add the remaining flour, baking powder and milk and combine.
- Place cake mix into the prepared cake tin.
- Arrange apple slices over the top of the cake. Push them down into the cake mix a little. You want the cake mix to rise around the cake slices.
- Sprinkle the cake with cinnamon.
- Prepare the streussel topping by comining all ingredients and crumbling them together with your hands.
- Sprinkle the streussel topping over the cake.
- Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. (My cake was baked after 40 minutes)
Ok everyone. Exciting news.... I think I have found my ultimate apple cake. This cake is so good! And...you could soooo make this at home!
Yes, you may have a slice and a cup of tea:)
What I really enjoy about this cake is the topping. It is sugary and crunchy. It goes very well with the apples and the softness of the cake. My dad enjoyed this cake so much, he asked where my sister bought it from!
I would only do one thing differently next time. I would use stewed apple pieces in the cake instead of raw apple slices. The slices cooked nicely but stewed apple would be much softer and jucier.
Thank you so much Anne for allowing me to share your recipe on my blog. This cake is wunderbar!:) Is it still 'cool' to call things 'der Hammer'?;)
Anne's apple cake is currently the leader on the Ultimate Apple Cake Mission results board. It is just beautiful. A 10/10 cake. Can next month's cake top this one? That would have to be some apple cake!
For more Ultimate Apple Cake recipes, see my recipe/review summary page.